Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TTM Success - Henri Richard - The Pocket Rocket

Alright... somewhere this post got lost in blogger land. This autograph request was returned to me in March. I was sure I posted it... but there it is.. gone. So you get it now. Pretend the ink is still fresh okay? For me?

I wrote to Mr Richard, (and it is MR Richard) sending him a photo and a card, along with a fan letter bordering on worship.
For those of you that don't know, Mr Richard won 11 Stanley Cups as a player. More than any other hockey player in the history of the game.
Try and find a picture of Henri without him carrying the Stanley Cup. Go ahead. It's appropriate that Henri signed his name on the Cup. His name is engraved on it 11 times for real. Yeah...11 time Champion. How many guys even play for 11 seasons? How many teams have won the Cup 11 times? This guy used up both thumbs and still ran out of fingers. Henri has more rings than most trees.

Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 after retiring in 1975. His number 16 was retired by Montreal in December of 1975, almost immediately after his retirement.
Mr Richard signed my photo and card, and included a signed postcard of his own.
Classy all the way. Thank you Mr Richard....

1 comment:

  1. Nice one, I need to add him to my to-do list!